FASHION SPOTLIGHT: RIHANNA
We’ve all witness Rihanna’s rise in the fashion industry and she continues to make no apologies for her bad gal style. It’s no denying that Rihanna is a risk taker, a rule breaker. She’s makes that quite clear whether it’s with furry ankle socks, oversized outerwear, or a nude bodysuit with lace details, fashion is constantly moving forward and she’s a force to be reckon with regarding its movements. Known for her impeccable taste, and NO F@$% given attitude, RiRi is constantly evolving and breaking boundaries.
Lately, the style maven is embracing change once again speaking out about her flauxating body type while inspiring many women to feel beautiful in their skin. Now being considered “Thicc”, the ‘Anti’ singer will quickly provide a palm tree to any naysayer who tries to body shame with ease. The clapback heard around the word, “If you can’t handle me at my 2007 Gucci Mane, then you don’t deserve me at my 2017 Gucci Mane,” quickly shut down a few “keyboard killas” on their body shaming efforts.
Her Savage X Fenty lingerie line was a huge success earlier this year at NYFW. Proving that fashion is here for everyone no matter your size, shape, color or anything you want to factor. “I’m about to get back into the gym and stuff, and I hope I don’t lose my butt or my hips or all of my thighs,” she said in an interview with British Vouge. “I’ll lose some but not all.
Accepting one’s body at whatever stage regardless of the number we see on the scale is courageous, beautiful, and definitely not praised as much as it should be. It would appear as though we are condition to believe that thin is synonymous with beauty by society standards.
Rihanna’s playfully approach to her body is honest and refreshing, she told ‘Vogue’ in June, “You’ve just got to laugh at yourself, honestly. I mean, I know when I’m having a fat day and when I’ve lost weight. I accept all of the bodies,” she said. “I’m not built like a Victoria’s Secret girl, and I still feel very beautiful and confident in my lingerie.” The ‘Unapologetic’ singer turn fashion designer is always surfing the unexpected aspect of a fashion wave.
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With more and more women like Rihanna opening up about body image and shedding light on a sensitive subject, is very much needed to continue to breakdown unrealistic beauty standards and create a healthy consciousness of wellness within the fashion and beauty communities.
By Carmena Jarrett